TRIBUNAL’S VERDICT ON MHADEI IS NOT VICTORY: CONGRESS

PANAJI Goa Pradesh Congress has questioned the government on celebrating victory on Mhadei verdict. Congress spokesperson Yatish Naik has stated that WRD Minister Vinod Palyekar had claimed that not a single drop of Mhadei river would be shared with Karnataka and so has asked the Minister the reason for celebrating victory. Naik has advised government to appeal in Supreme Court and…

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CONGRESS ASKS SPEAKER PRAMOD SAWANT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT FOR HOISTING NATIONAL FLAG

AGENCIES|PANAJI   The Congress on Monday called upon Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant to withdraw consent for hoisting the national flag and direct the executive to select the senior most minister to hoist the national flag on Indepence Day.   In a letter written to the Speaker, copies of which shared with media, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar said,”You ought to be…

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GOA ELECTION COMMISSION KICK-STARTS PREPARATION FOR 2019 LS ELECTIONS

  PANAJI   Goa Election Commission has kick-started its preparation for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A meeting was held by Chief Electoral Officer Kunal, IAS, at his office on August 10, 2018, at Altinho in the city, a government statement said here on Monday.   The meeting was held to create awareness among the voters, to educate the importance of elections, participation in voting…

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GOVERNMENT SLAMS CONGRESS ON TRIPLE TALAQ BILL

AGENCIES|NEW DELHI The government on Saturday accused the Congress, its President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi of betraying Muslim women by thwarting the passage of the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha, and appealed to women organisations across the country to start a peaceful agitation against the Opposition to create moral pressure to pass the law. Addressing a…

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CONGRESS OBJECTS TO SPEAKER HOISTING FLAG ON AUGUST 15

PANAJI The Goa Congress has objected to state Legislative Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant hoisting the national flag on Independence Day in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and called it a “break in convention and protocol”. Parrikar flew to the United States for a medical check-up for a pancreatic ailment and is scheduled to return on August 17. A senior CMO…

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MAHILA CONGRESS DEMANDS SENIOR RANE TO APOLOGISE FOR HIS COMMENTS

PANAJI Congress has condemned comments made by their senior leader Pratapsingh Rane on Goans working abroad. Though the comment has been facing major outrage on all platforms, senior Rane has opted to remain silent. GPCC had earlier announced it to be Rane’s personal view and comment, but now Mahila Congress has demanded an apology from Rane. Mahila Congress President Pratima Coutinho…

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PARRIKAR CONGRATULATES PM OVER RS PASSING BILL WHICH PROVIDES CONSTITUTIONAL STATUS TO NCBC

  PANAJI   Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister over Rajya Sabha passing a bill which provides constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes and said the step would go a long way towards upliftment of OBC in the country. In a tweet, the Chief Minister said,”Congratulations to PM @narendramodi ji as Rajya Sabha passed a key bill yesterday…

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SARDESAI FOR MID-TERM ASSESSMENT OF CABINET COLLEAGUES

PANAJI Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and Minister Vijai Sardesai said today there should be a mid-term assessment of the performance of members of the Manohar Parrikar-led Cabinet. Sardesai said his own party would be conducting assessment about programmes and targets set up it and their outcome till now. “I feel there should be mid-term assessment of performance of ministers,” Sardesai told…

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GOA LOKAYUKTA SEEKS STATUS REPORT ON MADKAIKAR’S DA PROBE

AGENCIES|PANAJI The Goa Lokayukta on Thursday directed Goa Chief Secretary and the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Goa Police to file a status report on a disproportionate assets complaint filed against  Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar and his wife Janita. In a directive, the Goa Lokayukta has said that the status report on the probe conducted by the ACB should be submitted to the…

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GOVT TO RE-TENDER AMPHIBIOUS BUS PROJECT: TOURISM MINISTER

AGENCIES|PANAJI Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Thursday told the state legislative assembly that the bidder selected for the amphibious bus service project has backed out due to the inordinate delay in obtaining the requisite permissions, Ajgaonkar added that the project would be re-tendered and a new bidder would be selected. “As the process of obtaining the permissions took a considerable amount…

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